Faux Sho-House: Laundry Room Edition!

Too often a great laundry room is overlooked in a home. I was excited to get to design this space for our Faux Sho-House! Having 2 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, and a husband, laundry is a never ending battle. For our family, the ideal laundry room would have plenty of storage, a work space, and would be multi-functional. I would love a space that not only served the purpose of washing and folding clothes, but hanging them up as well. This could be to dry or a place to put the hangers and dry- clothes on hangers until they go to their respective rooms. I would also love to use this space to  wrap and store wrapping supplies, store swimming gear and toys (we do not have a garage…in typical Nashville style our garage is a recording studio) and store other household goods that don’t always have a home!

I wanted this space to be easily cleaned with a fresh, modern feel. In each of the tall built-in cabinets there is a pull-out hamper for each member of my family. There are multiple pull-out drawers, plenty of shelving and hanging rods.

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The ease of these Forest chairs and Onda table makes me happy. They are light weight, easy to clean, and portable.

This simple chandelier adds just the right pop of color to brighten your day and is available through BHD.

Lolita Powder Coated Chandelier

Lolita Powder Coated Chandelier

Again, I have selected easily cleaned finishes that require little to no fuss!

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Floor tile: Oyster Strands available through BHD

Countertop: Snow White EcoTop Surface

Cabinet finish: Custom Poggen Pohl Cabinets

Backsplash:  Ann Sacks Blossom Tile

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With so much laundry to do I needed something that works fast to fit into our busy schedules. This washer and dryer from Electrolux seemed to be the perfect fit!

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My whole family can go on and get dirty with this set up, grass stains, wine stains, and all.  A Laundry Room as an (almost) meditative space.  Hope to see you in the next room of our Faux- Sho House!

By |August 20th, 2013|Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Faux-Sho House, Hannah, Inspiration, Laundry Rooms|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Laundry Room Edition!|

Faux Sho-House: Media Room Edition!

Come check out the BHD Faux Sho-house media room!
For our faux sho-house media room, I wanted to stay as far away as possible from it being a dark technology cave. I started with a beautiful textile that brings the outdoors in with a lovely scrolling Queen Anne’s lace. In order to create interest I added a pair of vintage gold sconces that are in a tight, contrasting  juxtaposition to the casual, nature-inspired feel of the drapes. I feel that a mix of styles makes for a beautiful room that has a lot of depth and interest. This room is a fun combination of patterns and colors that create a great environment for entertaining. Blackout drapery panels, down filled upholstery, and soft, glowy accent lighting are the perfect ingredients for a cozy media room!

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This beautiful print of Queen Anne’s lace, designed by Lauren Liess, provides the perfect backdrop for our faux-sho media room. Blackout lined draperies that can be pulled to block out all sunlight  are perfect for movie night. The fresh whimsical print keeps this technology-filled room from feeling too serious or sterile.

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A neutral wall covering in a travertine inspired pattern from Osborne & Little adds texture and interest without competing for attention.

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FURNITURE SELECTIONS:

A streamline media console from Crate & Barrel provides ample storage for equipment, games and dvds.

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Down filled upholstery pieces offer the perfect spots to curl up for a fun night of entertainment. Luxurious black velvet on the sofa from Winsdor Smith Home and a more casual neutral linen on a pair of chairs (available through BHD) are an interesting contrast that will be both durable and beautiful over time.

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Unique tables provide sculpture to the media room as well as provide a surface to set drinks or popcorn!

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PILLOW FABRICS:

Bringing in pattern and color with your accent pillows is always a great way to liven up a room! In this room a combination of scales and colors combines to create a funky vibe that feels fresh!

For the kidney pillows on the chairs, a fun graphic print in an indoor/outdoor fabric repeats the orange from the sconce shades which gives the room balance.

Two 18”x18” down pillows, covered in a black and white fabric with a jute chevron accent tape, are the finishing touch for the sofa.

A small repeat fabric, used on a pair of 22” x 22” pillows for the sofa, is the link that  pulls this media room’s color palette together.

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This black and white spotted rug softens the look of the room and feels great under foot. It is a fun pattern that adds a little spunk and personality to the space without feeling juvenile.

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A petrified wood sculpture is a beautiful decorative piece that mimics the look of the travertine wall paper. (available through BHD)

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For ambiance, a pair of vintage gold sconces add a  touch of glamor. The persimmon shades are a bold selection that really make a statement.

In contrast to the sparkle of the wall sconces, a rustic driftwood table lamp brings a warmth and earthiness that makes the room feel cozy and livable.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of the media room and that you were inspired to  mix styles and patterns to create a fresh new look in your own home!  I hope to see you in our next Faux-Show room!

Most selections are available through BHD

By |August 15th, 2013|Decorating, Faux-Sho House, Inspiration, Rebecca, Room Designs|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Media Room Edition!|

Faux Sho-House: Kitchen!

When BHD decided to take on a “Faux-Sho” House for our blog, I was so excited to show my personal style in my designated rooms.  I’ve been very lucky in my design career to have worked on a lot of kitchen projects and each one has taught me some very valuable lessons.  One of the lessons that I learned very early on is that a kitchen needs to have longevity that goes beyond paint color choices and fabric selections.  Building a kitchen is a lot like putting together a really great outfit because you need a solid foundation before you layer on the fabulous.

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I started at the floor and worked my way up when I started on this kitchen.  Antique, chestnut hardwood flooring was my first selection in this space and I haven’t wavered on it for a second.  I love the look and feel of painted cabinets  so I combined a painted island, in a bold color, with walnut perimeter cabinets.  Love, love, love this combo.   I wanted durable and timeless for my countertops so white quartz was a no-brainer for me when it was time to select.  All of these selections came together very quickly and I truly believe that first inclinations are the right ones.

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Antique, Chestnut Hardwood Flooring

Island Color: Sherwin Williams SW6425 Relentless Olive

Quartz Countertop: Cambria , Whitehall

Perimeter Cabinets: Natural Walnut

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I’m an unapologetic tile addict.  There are so many options out there and it sets my little designer's heart to pounding.   I looked at so many different options for the backsplash in this kitchen but I kept coming back to this particular one from New Ravenna Mosaics.  It is a water jet, glass mosaic and is part of the Erin Adams collection.  It’s simply called Clouds and I adore it.

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I like the juxtaposition of industrial with classic in a space.  Combining the Kohler Karbon faucet with a traditional apron sink created the balance of opposing styles that I  wanted.  Not to mention the faucet has three articulating  pivot points that make it very user friendly.

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Good lighting can make or break a space.  Lighting is truly the earrings on the outfit.  I didn’t want to do a traditional island pendant that was small and glass so I went in the opposite direction and went large and burlap.   I wanted my lighting to anchor the space and these bad boys were perfect!

Curry and Company, Wiggins Orb Pendant.

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There is no rule that says only one hardware style per kitchen so I decided to mix it up.  I wanted hardware that looked old and worn- in so I used a variety of brass/bronze finishes.

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Anthropologie: Antler Melody Knob

First Dibs: Antique Cabinet Latches

Chinese Brass Hardware

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I appreciate a lot of different design styles.  This became very evident when I was selecting the furniture, fabrics, and floor coverings for this kitchen.  I selected the items that I truly love and I couldn’t be happier with the compilation.

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Dining Chair: Indulgy, Modern Windsor Chair

Dining Table: DWR, Saarinen Dining Table

Area Rug available through Beth Haley Design

Bar Stool Fabric: Schumacher

Bar Stool available through Beth Haley Design

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Kitchens are my passion.  I talk about them, draw them, and select for them almost everyday and I never get tired of the process.  A kitchen needs to stand firm in the face of ever changing design trends, new technologies, and growing families.  Think longevity on the big stuff and have fun with the rest.  That’s how I approach all the kitchens I’ve ever worked on and this one was no exception.

By |August 7th, 2013|Faux-Sho House, Inspiration, Karrie, Kitchen & Bath, Kitchens|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Kitchen!|